Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Looking ahead at 2013

Hello everyone and HAPPY BOXINGDAY!!!!
Well I hope that you have survived the festivities and Santa has been good to you!

The moment Christmas is over I always start to think "Calendars", large, small, to give away or on the wall. Whatever, I decided to share a 12 x 12 Wall Calendar for 2013 with you and hopefully you will feel inspired to make one of your own.

These are the stamps and other products I used:
Calligraphic Mat 12
Watch Background
Girl with Clock
Time and Keys
Winged Wheel
Other products:
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Perfect Pearl Mist: Patina Blue, Copper

I downloaded a 2013 calendar from the internet, printed it on light card and inked around it with some vintage photo. Next I made the top panel by cutting a piece of smooth white card to the size I wanted and then blended Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Ink over it. Then I stamped the Calligraphic Mat 12 in Mustard Seed all over it and then over-stamped the Watch Background and Winged Wheel in several places with Wild Honey. Finally I stamped one of the keys from the Time and Keys set in two corners with Aged Mahogany.

For the vocal image I stamped the Girl With Clock in Archival Black ink, cut it out and coloured with Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany as shown. I mounted it onto the background with foam tape. The 2013 bit was computer generated and then matted on some scrapbook card from my stash.
I embellished with a chipboard swirl  which I sprayed with Perfect Pearls mists and then I added some little roses from my stash.

 Finally I matted it all first on some scrapbook paper, some beige card and finally a piece of 12 x 12 corrugated card which I inked with vintage photo.

That's it, hope you like it and I wish you all the most wonderful New Years celebrations and all the very best for 2013!!


Maryann said...

Just as beautiful as always Astrid, and a calendar is something we all need here at this time, so a great idea too and a great gift to those we need to give a little something here the next time.
Lovely work as usual hun.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great artwork Astrid!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Wishing you a very happy 2013.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Astrid.

Greetings Janny

Marisa Job said...

Beautifully made!! Happy New Year!!!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid! xxx

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous calendar... glowing with colour, and the distressed swirl and roses are simply fabulous!
Alison x